18th Century: Fruit Fools

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Preparation info

  • Makes enough for

    6

    glasses or jam jars
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

Pride and Pudding

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

Both strawberry or raspberry fool and gooseberry fool can be made in the same way. Another nice fool is one with rhubarb. For a gooseberry or rhubarb fool, stew the fruit with some honey or sugar. For a raspberry or strawberry fool, I prefer not to stew the fruit, as it is so good as it is.

To make Strawberry or Raspberry Fool

Take a pint of raspberries, squeeze and drain the juice with orange flower water; put to the juice five ounces of fine sugar; then se